Information Package / Course Catalogue
Archaeology I
Course Code: REH106
Course Type: Required
Couse Group: First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 3
Objectives of the Course

The aim of the course is to enable the students to recognize the science of archeology. Apart from this primary goal, it is also aimed at procuring them to analyze the cultures of Anatolia chronologically, providing them a proper knowledge about the major centers of the excavation which reflect he characteristics of these cultures in detail .

Course Content

After the definition of archeology, the lower branches of science, and other disciplines relations are introduced, basic information related to the historical development of the archaeological excavations, such as excavation and the surface survey will be presented. The main excavation centers in Anatolia will be explained.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Gül ERBAY ASLITÜRK
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to identify the dicipline of Archaeology.
2.To be able to get knowledge about the methods of Archeology,
3.To be able to get knowledge about the historical ages of Anatolia,
4.To be able to list the chronology of Anatolia
5.To be able to comprehend similarities and differences bettween historical ages in Anatolia.
6.To be able to comprehend Archaeology's relationship with other disciplines.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.AKURGAL, Ord. Prof. Dr. Ekrem, Anadolu Uygarlıkları, İstanbul 2003 (Temel Başvuru Kaynağı olarak önerilmektedir.)
2.BELLİ, Oktay, Türkiye Arkeolojisi ve İstanbul Üniversitesi (1932–1999), Ankara 2000.
3.SEVİN, Veli, Historical Geography of Anatolia, Ankara, 2016.
4.SEVİN, Veli, Anatolian Archeology, Der Publications, Istanbul, 2019.
5.SEVİN, Veli, Ancient Anatolia and Thrace: From the Beginning to the Persian Sovereignty, Iletisim Publications, Istanbul, 2003.
6.BOARDMAN, John, Early Greek Vase Painting, Homer Bookstore, Istanbul, 2016.
7.Herodotos, Historia, (Translated: Ökmen, M.). İstanbul (2016).
8.DREWS, Robert, The End of the Bronze Age, Istanbul, 2014.
9.TEKÇAM, Tamay, Archeology Dictionary, Istanbul, 2007.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to Archeology, What is Archeology?
Week 2 - Theoretical
Methodology of Archeology, Archeometry, Science of Archeology
Week 3 - Theoretical
Geological Ages, Human Species, Historical Ages and Formation of Civilizations, Paleolithic Age, Karain Cave
Week 4 - Theoretical
Mesolithic Age, Agricultural Revolution, Neolithic Age, Göbeklitepe, Çayönü, Aşıklı Höyük, Çatal Höyük
Week 5 - Theoretical
Chalcolithic Age, Halaf, Obeyd and Uruk Culture
Week 6 - Theoretical
Introduction to Bronze Ages and Troia
Week 7 - Theoretical
Early Bronze Age, Middle Bronze Age, Assyrian Trade Colonies Age
Week 8 - Theoretical
Late Bronze Age, Luwian, Hittites, Hattusa, Alacahöyük
Week 9 - Intermediate Exam
MIDTERM EXAM
Week 10 - Theoretical
Sea Peoples and introduction to Iron Ages
Week 11 - Theoretical
Urartians: Urartian Castle, Phrygians: Phrygian Valley, Yazılıkaya
Week 12 - Theoretical
Lydia, Caria and Lycia Civilization
Week 13 - Theoretical
Ancient Greek Civilization, Athens
Week 14 - Theoretical
Ancient Greek Art: Sculpture, Architecture, Pottery
Week 15 - Theoretical
Archaic Anatolian Art, Archaic Anatolian Temples (Assos Athena Temple, Didyma Apollon Temple, Ephesos Artemis Temple, Euromos Zeus Temple, Labraunda Zeus Temple)
Week 16 - Final Exam
FINAL EXAM
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140342
Reading100115
Midterm Examination1819
Final Examination1819
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)75
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